Don­ald and the Babe

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

As I watch Don­ald Trump’s at­tempts to lead the govern­ment, I’m re­minded of an old story from base­ball lore.

Babe Ruth was an out­stand­ing pitcher and hit­ter, and be­lieved he could be a suc­cess­ful man­ager of a ma­jor league team. He made his case to the owner of the New York Yan­kees, Ja­cob Rup­pert. Rup­pert was not un­aware of Ruth’s leg­endary in­abil­ity to ex­er­cise self-dis­ci­pline, and Rup­pert was not only per­cep­tive, but blunt.

He told Babe Ruth, “Man­age the Yan­kees? You can’t even man­age your­self!” ROBERT NEL­SON Lit­tle Rock

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